Sunday, January 20, 2013

Marcus Forston gets Rob Gronkowski's roster spot


You can't replace Rob Gronkowski, but you can fill the space he used to take up. Well, sort of.

New England Patriots defensive lineman Marcus Forston was called up from the practice squad Saturday, a day before the AFC Championship game, to fill the empty roster spot made by the tight end Gronkowski, who was officially placed on the Injured Reserve list at the end of last week.

Forston saw the field just once during the regular season in a Week 3 loss to the the Baltimore Ravens, who New England faces Sunday.

The 6-foot-2, 310-pound rookie free agent out of Miami came out of training camp with a spot on the 53-man roster but was demoted to the practice squad at the end of September.

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